Shelter are publically promoting the advice they can offer to people who are facing high housing costs and are at risk of eviction or repossession.
Caroline says: “I support Shelter’s campaign, as all too often in my surgery I see people who leave it too late before asking for help.”
Shelter’s helpline receives too many calls from people on the brink of losing their home when problems have piled up. New statistics show that one in over 4,000 households in England are at risk of losing their home every week. Yet worryingly, a third of people (31%) don’t know where to go for free expert independent advice to help with their housing costs.
Constituents can access professional advice:
1. Through online advice- www.shelter.org.uk/get_advice. You can also use this link to find a local face to face service near you.
2. Through a free helpline 0808 800 4444, which is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 365 days a year.
Shelter helps three million people a year with housing problems, through online, phone and face to face advice. They are there so that no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.